Hoopenburg Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 - Bush Vine

Hoopenburg Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 - Bush Vine

Nose: Red fruit dominates, notes of raspberries. Palate: A smooth, rich, meaty multi-layered wine with good freshness .

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 100% Cabernet Sauvignon ]
winery : Hoopenburg Wines
winemaker : Helanie Olivier
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 3.0 g/l  pH : 3.65  ta : 5.2 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : The grapes from this wine come solely from 15 year old Hoopenburg bush vines.

about the harvest: The grapes were picked at 25° balling.

in the cellar : The grapes were destemmed but not crushed to preserve the fruit. The grapes were fermented for 3 weeks on the skins before being pressed and laid to rest in French oak barrels - 20% new and the balance went into 2nd and 3rd fill. Here the malolactic fermentation occurred. The wine was lightly fined and filtered before being bottled.

OTHER VINTAGES - not for sale

Cabernet Sauvignon